My “Go-To” Turkey Burgers

August 30, 2009 at 7:30 pm | Posted in Grilling, Turkey | 2 Comments

I am so behind on posting things – ahh!  I have 5 or 6 recipes that I need to post so I’ll try to get a couple up today. 

I love turkey burgers grilled out – YUM.  No one else in my house is a huge fan for some strange reason but I make them for myself very often.  They are great even warmed up for lunch the next day.  This is my “go to” recipe.  These are so easy but they are SO full of flavor and oh so yummy.  Enjoy!

Recipe from

Ingredients (this makes enough for about 6 burgers)

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon finely diced onion
  • 2/3 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, seasoned bread crumbs, onion, egg whites, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper. Form into 12 patties.
  • Cook the patties in a medium skillet over medium heat, turning once, to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C).
  • Mrs. Pig Rating:  I love these.  These taste so good that I normally make more than I need so I can have them for lunch.  Serve them up on a wheat bun and you have a healthy yummy lunch!


    Southwest Turkey Burgers

    June 11, 2009 at 12:42 am | Posted in Beef, Grilling, Turkey | 2 Comments

    This year, I am all about grilling out.  I grilled out some last year but for some reason this year, I can’t get enough of it.  Maybe it’s because I love sitting outside in the backyard smelling citronella and listening to the sounds of summer.  Whatever the case, I’ve been grilling a lot lately.  I love grilled burgers SO much.  Tommy doesn’t love them as much as me so I don’t make them often but I wanted a burger and I wanted to try something different.  I came across this recipe on one of my favorite blogs and decided to give it a try.

    Recipe from My Kitchen Cafe

    2 lbs ground turkey (you could use ground beef if you want but we never use it for anything. Also, I halved the recipe and used 1lb for just Tommy and I and it made 4 burgers)

    1/2 cup minced red onion (I omitted)
    1/4 cup minced green onion, white and green parts
    2 egg whites, whisked
    1 teaspoon ground chili powder
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon ground coriander
    dash cayenne pepper
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce

    Preheat a grill to medium-high.

    In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey with the minced red onion, green onion, egg whites, seasonings and worcestershire sauce. Mix gently but thoroughly. Divide the mixture into six equal portions and shape them into burgers.

    Place the burgers on the grill and cook until the turkey is just done (about 4 minutes per side) and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 165 degrees.

    Serve the burgers on buns and top with garnishes.

    Pig Rating:  The Pig didn’t love these as he isn’t a huge fan of southwest flavors but he liked it okay. 

    Mrs. Pig Rating:  I AM a fan of southwest flavors and I thought these were wonderful!  They had great flavor to them and I love grilled burgers.  This one is easy and so flavorful.  I will be making these again…the Pig can just have plain ones and I’ll make these for myself!  🙂

    Grilled Corn on the Cob

    May 31, 2009 at 5:32 pm | Posted in Grilling, Yummy Veggies | 4 Comments

    I’m back!  Did you miss me?  I haven’t blogged in such a long time.  It seems like I go through spurts of trying new things out and blogging a ton then I go through a dry spell.  I am inspired though now that it’s summertime and I”m ready to make all sorts of yummy new things!

    Last night Tommy and I decided to chill out and grill out at home instead of going out.  It was a perfect night for it and everything was so yummy!  I grilled chicken for me, sausage for him, AND I decided to try grilling out corn on the cob.  It seemed like it would be pretty easy and would be super easy since I was already standing at the grill anyway  🙂  I really didn’t have a clue how to even go about it but turns out it’s even easier than I thought!  Here is how I did it even though I think there are about a million ways it can be done:

    Cut the excess tassles off the end of the cob and took off the loose husks.  I submerged completely the ears in a sink full of water for about 20 minutes.  Shake off excess water.  I then peeled back the husks and put butter, some garlic, and salt and pepper on the corn and pulled the husks back up.  I wrapped the ears tightly in foil.  Place them on a grill heated to medium high heat (I have a gas grill) for about 30-35 mintues.  You have to turn the ears about every 3-5 minutes so that it doesn’t char.  When you take the ears out of the foil the husks will most likely look charred somewhat and that is how they are supposed to look.  It will be HOT so make sure you use a dish towel or potholder to peel the husks off to eat.  Butter it up and eat it!  YUM! 

    Pig Rating:  The Pig really liked this!  I only grilled it for about 30 minutes.  It could have been on for 35 so it was a little tough, but almost perfect.  🙂

    Mrs. Pig Rating:  YUM!  I’m definitely going to start doing this more.  So easy and yummy and perfect for a summer time grill out!

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